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11th Circ. Ruling Deepens 'Event Or Occurrence' Circuit Split

USA - April 28 2020 In a March 17 opinion in Spencer v. Specialty Foundry Products Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit weighed in on a developing...

Lina Ragep Powell, Gabriel K. Gillett, Howard S. Suskin.

Seventh and DC Circuits Allow Nationwide Class Actions with Claims of Out-of-State Plaintiffs after Bristol-Myers Squibb

USA - March 13 2020 This week, the Seventh and DC Circuits issued long-awaited and major decisions addressing a critical issue in class action litigation explicitly left...

Gabriel K. Gillett, Brenna J. Field, Howard S. Suskin.

US Supreme Court Holds that Classwide Arbitration is Unavailable Unless the Parties Expressly Agree to It

USA - April 26 2019 On April 24, 2019, the US Supreme Court issued its decision in Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela, No. 17-988, holding that classwide arbitration is not...

Gabriel K. Gillett, Howard S. Suskin, Adam G. Unikowsky.

The Supreme Court Reaffirms The Reach And Force Of The Federal Arbitration Act, This Time In Employment Cases

USA - May 22 2018 On May 21, 2018, the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in the consolidated cases Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, No. 16-285; Ernst & Young...

Gabriel K. Gillett, Carla J. Rozycki, Howard S. Suskin, Adam G. Unikowsky.

Seventh Circuit Establishes Brightline Tolling Rule

USA - January 3 2018 In Collins v. Village of Palatine, Illinois, No. 16-3395 (7th Cir. Nov. 16, 2017), the Seventh Circuit addressed the intricacies of the American Pipe...